Second Mayoral Candidate Announces, Calls for End to School Reform Commission

Ken Trujillo and wife Laura Luna Trujillo officially announcing candidacy at 440 N. Broad Wednesday morning. Photo: Christopher Norris

Ken Trujillo and wife Laura Luna Trujillo officially announcing candidacy at 440 N. Broad Wednesday morning. Photo: Christopher Norris

By Dustin Slaughter

On the steps of the Philadelphia School District headquarters at 440 North Broad Street this morning , candidate Ken Trujillo called for the dissolution of the controversial School Reform Commission (SRC) – and a return of public control to Philadelphia’s school system.

According to Daily News’ Chris Brennan, Trujillo stated:

“Education is the critical issue, it’s the issue of our generation. The concern I have is there is no ownership. The SRC, the school take-over, has resulted in there being no ownership of education in Philadelphia.”

Like the 2015 ballot measure that was going to be proposed by Councilwoman Janie Blackwell – but did not even make it to council’s floor for a vote earlier this week – Trujillo’s statement is largely rhetoric, and according to Brennan, “was short on answers about how he would gather the political will to disband the SRC.”

The $2 per pack cigarette tax, touted by many officials as a stop-gap solution to the enormous school budget deficit facing the district, may come up for a vote as soon as today.

Read more on this story from Chris Brennan.

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There is one comment

  1. Jose De Leon

    It’s a bigger story that Trujillo supports body cameras for Phila police than his desire to disband the SRC. Ken Trujillo is of a legal mind that could find a way to dissolve the SRC but he doesn’t work for free like all top lawyers. Even David Rudovsky doesn’t work for free.

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